Overview

Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of experience in program coordination in a public health, health or human services related program; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and five years of such experience; OR seven years of such experience. At least one year of experience must have included program management. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one year of experience in program coordination in a public health, health or human services related program.

Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.

 

This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have internet access.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in public health or a related field. At least two years of experience with HIV/STD partner services and/or HIV/STD surveillance systems. At least one year of experience in medical record case review. At least one year of experience with laboratory data interpretation. At least one year of experience with outcome monitoring and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). At least one year of experience with HIV linkage to care work. At least two years of experience working with internal and external partners in health care settings, county health departments, and/or medical professionals. At least one year of experience with Microsoft Access, Excel and Power Point. Demonstrated understanding of social determinants of health and their impact on how New York residents may access, engage, and sexual health services, mental health, and social services.

Responsibilities
The Health Program Coordinator I will be located in the Bureau of HIV and STD Field Services (BHSFS) within the Division of Epidemiology, Evaluation, and Partner Services (DEEP) and will coordinate and conduct comprehensive case review and interpretation of laboratory information for the Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiative (RIA), which ensures persons with HIV are immediately linked to treatment; Out of Care investigations; and early HIV infection projects. The incumbent will also coordinate the Bureau’s Expanded Partner Services Project. Specific duties will include but are not limited to: collaborating with the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology (BHAE) and Office of Sexual Health and Epidemiology (OSHE) surveillance staff to conduct a comprehensive patient and partner information review; translating information to BHAE, OSHE, and BHSFS staff to ensure priority cases are initiated rapidly; coordinating the review of surveillance data for individuals who are newly diagnosed with HIV, those with early or acute HIV infection, and those previously diagnosed but are now out of care to determine appropriateness for PS field assignment; identifying and resolving non-cases; providing guidance and technical assistance regarding HIV and STI case history; providing guidance and technical assistance on the implementation and evaluation of assigned projects to ensure efficient completion of project goals and objectives; coordinating and monitoring the collection of data and coordinating the analysis of data, including needs assessments and utilization data to inform and support project planning; coordinating the development of documents describing project models and defining the scope of services/project activities/benefits; coordinating the development of continuous quality improvement approaches and monitoring implementation status; and serving as a key liaison to project staff; and other appropriate related duties as assigned.

Employee Benefits
Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!
Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-6020 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.